Coverage of and barriers to routine child vaccination in Mukalla district, Hadramout governorate, Yemen
AbstractTo determine the vaccination coverage for children 12-23 months and to identify reasons for nonvaccination, we conducted a community-based survey in Al Mukalla district. Information about vaccination status and related barriers was collected for 210 children: 82% were fully vaccinated, 12% were partially vaccinated, and 5% were not vaccinated. Drop-out rate between DPT1 and DPT3 was 3.1%. Combining the evidence of vaccine cards and parent's history, the coverage for OPV1 was 94.3%, OPV3 91.4%, measles 90%, and BCG 88.1%. Reasons for not vaccinating included lack of information [54%] and existence of obstacles [35%]. There is a need to raise the awareness of families about vaccination and to expand continuous outreach sessions to cover all children
Ba'amer, A.A. (2010). Coverage of and barriers to routine child vaccination in Mukalla district, Hadramout governorate, Yemen. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117847
EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 16 (2), 223-227, 2010
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